Trial won't work in virtual machine

Discussion in 'Purchase and License Keys' started by slysoftfan, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. slysoftfan

    slysoftfan New Member

    Hi! I used to use AnyDVD for DVDs way back in the Slysoft days. I'm on a Mac now and wanted to try to use it again for some of my Blurays, but the trial says you can only use full versions in virtual machines (which is what I need to use since I only have a Mac).

    Is there any way to get the trial to work in Parallels virtual machines? I don't really want to buy the software and then realize it doesn't work at all in a virtual machine or with my Blurays.

    Or is there a full refund period if I can't get it to work?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. blank

    blank Well-Known Member

    You can try bootcamp ?!?

    Or use the last Slysoft version to test.
  3. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Let me check this - I'll get back to you.
  4. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Not really helping, but I can guarantee you, that AnyDVD supports all (non UHD) Blu-ray discs that exist today.
  5. Pete

    Pete Forum Admin Staff Member

    Please check your PM now.
  6. slysoftfan

    slysoftfan New Member

    Thanks, Pete.

    James, Pete helped me get the trial working. Have a few that don't seem to work (yet). Will look on the other forum sections for help with those so not to post in wrong section.

    Appreciate the help!
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I am very curious.
  8. Laurent Zosparis

    Laurent Zosparis New Member

    sorry but I have exactly the same problem, as described in this thread. I have a Mac and I use a a Parallels VM with Windows.
    I am searching for a solution to backup my BD/DVD library. Installation of AnyDVD ends roughly because I run it into a VM.

    I understand that you want to avoid misuse of the test period. But how do I do it now?
    I will not invest 59 € for one year, just to validate that the product meets my expectations! Similarly, if I am satisfied with the software, I would have preferred to buy a license for life, and not lose 59 €!

    In any case, if I buy the license, you wrote that I could not expect any refund... You wrote : "Our products are offered as 'try-before-you-buy'. You can try them free for 21 days in order to evaluate the software and the functions before you proceed here and actually make a purchase. If you proceed here you accept our purchase terms and RedFox does not refund your money if you are not satisfied with our products."

    It would be great, if you could generate a temporary key, depending on e-mail/time/some machine serial nbr, as many vendor. And also I saw in this forum that you check the key at each use on a license server. This should be enough to protect your interests. No?
    Also think that if I took the time to write this message, how many people will turn to another solution? The difference is maybe that I already know the very high value of AnyDVD ;)
  9. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator DE


    that sounds too complicated as far as I assess this. The only practical solution would be to offer a very short time licence - say 60 days - at a bargain price.
  10. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    There are no temporary keys. But perhaps @Pete can inform you just like he did slysoftfan how to get things working properly.
  11. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Please try AnyDVD beta. Please let me know, if it works now in your VM.
  12. Laurent Zosparis

    Laurent Zosparis New Member

    First, thank you for your understanding ;)
    It installs smoothly with this version.
    The trial version is correctly activated.
    I can test it ! And I know that AnyDVD has a very good support, with the Redfox team !
  13. slysoftfan

    slysoftfan New Member

    Hi James. Would it be possible for you to start a conversation with me on the forum so I can share the details with you? I just tried to PM you and it says I cannot start a conversation with you.

    Thank you!
  14. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    If you have issues with a Blu-ray disc, you should create a own troubleshooting thread in the Blu-ray section.
  15. majid

    majid New Member

    hi there,
    i'm so sorry if i am not ment to post here, but I have the same issue,
    I downloaded
    I am running vmware workstation pro with windows 10 v1909 guest tryed installing, installation finishes.
    rebooted vm
    get the message
    need full lisence to run in a virtual machine!
    could someone help?
    i'm blind by the way,
  16. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    No we can't. The message tells you exactly what you need to do, to run in a VM. Get a license.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  17. Ivan

    Ivan Admin Staff Member


    We had too many "smart" people using AnyDVD trials in VMs for years without license. SO we decided, not to run as a trial in VM.
  18. Lukas

    Lukas Well-Known Member

    don't be afraid to buy this software is worth every euro you have the team will always help you when you need it :) really no need to worry about buying a license :)
  19. rich l

    rich l Member

    i have another thread. I'd like to buy this i think. I am not a Blu-ray expert.

    What does this mean? AnyDVD supports all (non UHD) Blu-ray discs
  20. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Trick question? :sneaky:
    It means "AnyDVD supports all (non UHD) Blu-ray discs". And most UHD (4k) Blu-ray discs.

    UHD Blu-ray discs are new UHD (4K) format. These discs are incompatible with normal (non-UHD) Blu-ray players.
    It is confusing, because both are called "Blu-ray".